CSU announces 2020 football schedule

Cam the Colorado State Rams mascot at Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium. Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

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Four of Colorado State football’s first six games of the 2020 regular season will be at home, including the first two conference matchups, the league announced Thursday.

While CSU has long known the Rams would open the season at home on Sept. 5 vs. Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Showdown, the conference office finalized the 2020 slate with the addition of eight conference matchups.

Special events – such as AG Day and Homecoming – as well as kick off times will be announced at a later date. Dates are still subject to change as the Mountain West goes through its television partner selection process.

Breaking Down the 2020 Schedule:

CSU opens with two home conference games vs. Fresno State (Oct. 3) and New Mexico (Oct. 10) before enjoying an off-week in the middle of the campaign. The Rams then travel to UNLV (Oct. 24) where the Rebels are expecting to host conference teams in the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium.

The Rams return home to host the Border War on Halloween.

The stretch run in November looks to be the toughest third of the season as Colorado State hosts just one home game in the month, that coming vs. Utah State on Nov. 21, and plays four consecutive teams who appeared in bowl games in 2019. Road trips to San Diego State (Nov. 7) and Air Force (Nov. 14) begin the month, and CSU wraps up the 2020 regular season slate at Boise State on Nov. 28.

Sept. 5 – Colorado

Sept. 12 – at Oregon State

Sept. 19 – Northern Colorado

Sept. 26 – at Vanderbilt

Oct. 3 – Fresno State*

Oct. 10 – New Mexico*

Oct. 24 – at UNLV*

Oct. 31 – Wyoming*

Nov. 7 – at San Diego State*

Nov. 14 – at Air Force*

Nov. 21 – Utah State*

Nov. 28 – at Boise State*

2020 Season Ticket Renewals and New Purchase:

Fans of the Green and Gold have through March 6 to renew their 2020 season tickets as well as submit seat-change requests.

New for the 2020 season are two additional ticket options: The Canvas Stadium End Zone Bundle and the Loaded East Sideline Priority Ticket for fans looking for an all-inclusive option for their game day experience.

For more information on these two new options, please contact the Colorado State Ticket Office at (970) 491-RAMS (7267).

Rocky Mountain Showdown Tickets:

For the first time since 1996, the Rocky Mountain Showdown will be played in Fort Collins.

Simply put, the best way to secure your tickets to this game will be to renew your season tickets or, if you are not renewing from 2019, purchase them in 2020.

A quick summary of the ranking order to secure Rocky Mountain Showdown tickets:

  • 2019 season ticket holders who renew
  • 2020 season ticket holders
  • 2019 mini-plan holders who renew their mini plan
  • 2020 mini-plan customers
  • Single-game buyers

Colorado State Athletics’ Schedule Announcement Video Paying Tribute to Fort Collins Craft Culture:

Colorado State’s 2020 schedule release is inspired by the world-class microbrewery culture in Fort Collins as well as our partnerships with New Belgium and High Country Beverage. CSU is also home to the School of Fermentation Sciences, educating the world’s next great brewmasters.

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